FO – Ishbel

Ishbel shawl
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock (100% Merino), Violeta Africana

I’m not a shawl person. Shawls strike me as being rather lady-like, and a lady I ain’t. But I couldn’t resist knitting another Ishbel, taking into account changes I wanted to make to previous projects (mainly, using a softer yarn and making the larger version). I much prefer to wear scarves wrapped round my neck rather than dangling loosely, and I’m no different with shawls, so the bigger version is much more practical.

Ishbel shawl
Ishbel shawl

The biggest challenge with this, unusually, was the cast off. I did so as the pattern suggests, using a p2tog cast off, and started pinning it out to block it. And then it literally started unravelling. I have no idea how or why, but the whole cast off edge just came undone, starting in the middle. Fortunately I managed to salvage the live stitches and cast off again with no problem, but I’ve never had an issue like that before. I can only imagine that I maybe missed a stitch, but I’m not even sure how that happens with a simple cast off like this! How peculiar…!

Silk and Cashmere ScarfSilk and Cashmere Scarf

And finally, I’ve added the second lot of lace scarves to my Etsy shop, and am currently working on some C******** (I still can’t say the word, it’s only September) items 🙂

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One response to “FO – Ishbel”

  1. marzipan says :

    Lovely!

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